Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning your sprints, part of Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories.
- [Voiceover] Sprint planning is when the team…scoops stories out of the product backlog…and puts them into the sprint.…Some teams will create a separate sprint backlog.…The sprint backlog is a subset of stories…from the product backlog.…This backlog will only have the stories to be completed…in the sprint.…The challenge with the sprint backlog is that…it's sometimes tough for everyone on the team…to collaborate on a ranked list of stories.…Other teams will take stories from the backlog…and place them on a large task board.…This task board is usually a white board…with black tape columns.…
From left to right the columns will have four labels.…The first column will be labeled "Stories,"…then "To Do," "Doing," and "Done."…The team will pull the stories from the backlog…into the first column labeled "Stories."…Either the sprint backlog or the task board…will work well for sprint planning.…A sprint backlog works well if you want to keep track…of what the team does over time.…It's more common for a team just to use the task board.…
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- Starting with user roles
- Creating user stories
- Grouping stories with themes or epics
- Creating a project charter
- Writing your release plan
- Avoiding common pitfalls